the producers

Nerissa L. Williams-Scott - PRODUCER

CEO/Owner of TCGT Entertainment, Boston, Ma, Nerissa began on stage and worked her way up to Associate Producer and Producer for Film, TV, Live Events, Theatre, and Music Videos. She has over thirty years experience in Performing and Media Arts working with the likes of Blair Underwood (The Event), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon Saga), Debbie Allen (Fame), Denise Dowse (Ray), Ali LeRoi and Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris). Nerissa received her Bachelors of Art degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Hampton University and her Masters of Fine Art degree in Film Production from Emerson College.

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MELINDA WEEKES-LAIDLOW - PRODUCER

After heading up her own transactional law firm for several years, Melinda served as Interim General Counsel of Carver National Bank and worked as a Senior Associate for the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Ignited by the transformative possibilities at the intersection of art, business and social change, Melinda is weaving these sensibilities into her entrepreneurial work as Founder of Beautiful Ventures, a social impact fund focused on early stage creative businesses.  Weekes-Laidlow holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Harvard University and New York University School of Law.

Daniel Callahan- producer

Daniel Callahan is a transmedia artist and designer whose work converges film, music, photography, painting, performance and digital collage. His work has been shown in the Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and The Queens Museum and has been featured in such publications as Believer Magazine and The Bay State Banner. He is a recipient of the Donor Circle for the Arts Grant and the NEFA creative city grant, as well as co-founder of the Cross Cultural Collective and board member of the newly designated Roxbury Cultural District.

Emily Hofelich - unit prod. manager

Emily is a documentary filmmaker and new media artist exploring concepts related to collective memory and familial bonds. She received a B.F.A in Film and Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 with a focus in post-production.

She received her M.F.A. in the Media Art program at Emerson College in May 2015. The product of her studies was a series of experimental films and installations:Brattle (documentary short), Family Archivis (16mm documentary short), Threads (interactive quilt installation), and Senescence (installation).Her passion for filmmaking and education has led her to a youth development position as the Digital Arts Coordinator at the West End House Boys and Girls Club in Allston, Massachusetts.